Dec 02 2007
Ken Tucker is Editor-at-Large for Entertainment Weekly, and is the magazine’s TV critic. He was film critic for New York Magazine in 2005. Before that, he was Entertainment Weekly’s chief TV critic and Critic-At-Large since EW’s founding, in 1989. He currently writes a blog for EW.com, Ken Tucker’s Watching TV. His EW writing has won two National Magazine Awards.He is a regular weekly reviewer for National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” NPR’s third most-popular show.He is the 2003 and 2004 recipient of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for essays about music.Before Entertainment Weekly, he was the TV critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. His writing about TV, books, and music have appeared in:The New York Times Book Review and Arts & Leisure sectionsRolling StoneEsquireVogueSpinThe Village VoiceKen has made numerous television appearances, including:The Today ShowOprahThe Late Late Show with Craig FergusonThe O’Reilly FactorGood Morning AmericaThe Charlie Rose ShowCNNEntertainment TonightNational Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition”Ken’s most recent book is Scarface Nation (2008).